AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho was convinced by current Black Stars head coach, Otto Addo to secure the service of young sensation, Felix Afena-Gyan for the game against Nigeria in the World Cup qualifiers.
The two coaches met each other on March 10, 2022 in Holland, prior to UEFA Conference League round of 16 tie against Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.
Renowned football representative, Oliver Arthur was also present and played a vital role to help convince the former Chelsea boss.
At the gathering, Addo highlighted to the two time Champions League winner on how he will convey the 19-year-old striker, give him playing time and also subsequently make him a mainstay in the Black Stars in future, a communication which really convinced the highly-rated gaffer.
Mourinho was completely persuaded and realized his sprouting ability would have been in great hands-and it ended up being.
Afena-Gyan broke into the AS Roma first group in October last year and got the feature when he got a support for the Giallorossi in their 2-0 accomplishment at Genoa in the Serie A.
He started the first leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Playoffs against Nigeria in Kumasi last Friday and will again hope to lead the attack once again in Abuja on Tuesday.